Monday, June 29, 2015

Kuu Restaurant


Kuu Restaurant

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Service (Staff):

 

- Welcoming

- Warm

- Knowledgeable

- Attentive

- All hands on deck

- Detail oriented

- Talkative 

- Approachable



Ambience:


- Bright

- Clean

- Spacious

- Mixed crowd

- Business casual

- Loud yet calming

- Pricy

- Modern architecture 

- Chic

- Trendy

- Patio available

- Visible sushi bar

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Service: 5/5

Ambience: 4.5/5

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•Address• 947 gessner rd | houston  tx

•Area• memorial

•Telf• (713) 461 - 1688

•Web• www.kuurestaurant.com

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Miso Black Cod

yuzu miso black cod, rainbow carrots, carrot puree

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- Sweet kick

- Slightly greasy

- Delectable

- Adequate size

- Pricy but worthy

- Mouth watering

- Fish: soft, warm, provocative, delicate 

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Dish: 5/5

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Tuna Lobster With Lotus Chips

kimchi tuna, lobster claw meat, asian pear, cherry tomato, guacamole

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- Cold

- Sharable

- Unimpressive

- Simple

- Spicy touch

- Delicate presentation

- Pear: sweet, fresh and crunchy

- Lobster: slightly hard, plenty of it

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Dish: 3.5/5

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Truffle Suzuki

yellowtail, scallion, crunch, jalapeno, striped bass, yuzu kosho, gold tobiko, truffle yuzu vinaigrette

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- No truffle flavor at all

- Unimpressive  

- Bitter kick

- Crunchy jalapeno

- Mild but with a spicy kick at the end

- Fish: fresh, thin, tasteless

- Disappointing since it's a signature roll & very popular

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Dish: 2.5/5

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Takuma

grilled portobello mushroom, asparagus, avocado, grilled wagyu ribeye, yuzu miso

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- Delicious

- Fresh veggies

- Earthy

- Slightly warm

- Rich flavor

- Sweet 

- Sharable

- Fulfilling

- Ribeye: smooth, fatty, thin

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Dish: 5/5

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Maguro Sashimi

fresh ahi tuna

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- Warm

- Thick

- Too pricy for its quality

- Disappointing

- Easy to share

- Sliced appropriately

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Dish: 2.3/5

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mala Sichuan


Mala Sichuan

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Service (Staff):

 

- Overly attentive

- Fast

- Friendly

- Knowledgable

- All hands on deck

- Detail oriented

- Staff eating in dining area 

 

 

Ambience:

 

- New location

- Dim

- No windows

- Simple

- Intimate

- Cold

- Art mural

- Quiet

- Spacious seating

- Small bar

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Service: 4/5

Ambience: 4/5

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•Address• 1201 westheimer rd | houston  tx

•Area• montrose

•Telf• (832) 767 - 0911

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Red Oil Dumplings

house made dumplings with pork filling slathered in red chili oil, grinded garlic & sweet and spicy soy paste, topped with sesame & green onions

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- Large dumplings

- Overly sauced

- Lacking meat filling

- Doughy

- Well cooked pork

- Chewy

- Sweet sauce 

- Slimy 

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Dish: 3/5

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Fried Rice

chicken & shrimp

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- Buttery but enjoyable

- Sticky rice

- Easy to eat

- Large portion

- Sharable

- Warm

- Lacking salt

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Dish: 4/5

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Aromatic & Spicy Chicken

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- Greasy

- Large

- Hot chili

- Dry

- Overly fried

- Strong chili and herb flavor

- Heavy

- Fatty

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Dish: 2.5/5

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Garlic Bacon

cooked & chilled pork belly slices & cucumber slices rolled & slathered with a mixture of garlic puree, sweet and spicy concocted soy sauce, and red chili oil. garnished with julienned green onion.

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- Light

- Sweet and sour

- Sharable

- Garlic-less

- Large portion

- Sharable

- Good ratio of ingredients

- Fresh cucumber 

- Clean

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Dish: 4.3/5

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Shade


Shade

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Service (Staff):

 

- Manager personally attending tables and following up with customers

Waiter:

- Distracted

- Distant

- Lack of details

 

 

Ambience:

 

- Mixed crowd

- Loud

- Too dark for brunch

- Dim

- Casual

- Simple decoration

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Service: 3.7/5

Ambience: 4/5

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•Address• 250 w 19th st | houston  tx

•Area• the heights

•Telf• (713) 863 - 7500

•Web• www.shadeandcanopy.com

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Crispy Chicken Sandwich

buttermilk fried breast, sliced ham, gruyere cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mayonnaise & dijon mustard on a homemade challah bun; with house made sweet potato chips

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- Heavenly crispy chicken

- Large portion

- Fresh veggies

- Extra thin & crispy homemade sweet potatoe chips

- Soft & buttery bun

- Touch of mustard flavor

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Dish: 4.7/5

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Fried Chicken & Waffle

buttermilk brined leg & thigh, two over easy eggs, applewood smoked bacon, fresh fruit

& chipotle honey butter

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- Extra crispy & flakey crust

- Hot juicy middle

- Chipotle butter pairs nicely with the salty but sweet combo offering a slight tangy bite

- A contemporary take on the classic Fluffy waffles and fried chicken plate

- Sunny side up eggs perfectly served

- Fruit Cup: fresh, naturally sweet and ripe fruit

- Waffle could be thicker, flat flavor

- Fulfilling

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Dish: 4/5

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Chocolate Croissant

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- Fresh

- Buttery

- Soft & crispy

- Pieces fall into thin flakes

- Warm

- Melted dark chocolate

- A must

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Dish: 5/5

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Blood Orange Mimosa

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- Sweet

- Fresh

- Natural taste

- Enough fizz

- Not settled

- Not cold enough

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Drink: 4.3/5

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Pineapple Mimosa

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- Natural flavor

- Light

- Refreshing

- Good selection of house champagne

- Not cold enough

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Drink: 4/5

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Wooster’s Garden



Wooster’s Garden

craft beer & quality spirits

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Service (Staff):

 

- Bar service

- Food orders at the bar

- Slightly slow but worthy (due to the volume of customers and fresh drinks)

- Friendly

- Detail oriented

- Sociable

- Knowledgeable

- Skilled mixologists

- Serviceable

 

 

Ambience:

 

- Trendy & chill

- Easy menu

- Craft drinks

- Casual

- Full bar

- Industrial & rustic d├ęcor

- Spacious

- Indoor/outdoor

- Mixed crowd

- Amazing background music

- Diverse set ups

- Dim

- Self parking

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Service: 5/5

Ambience: 5/5

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•Address• 3315 milam st | houston  tx

•Area• midtown

•Telf• (713) 520 - 0015

•Web• www.woostersgarden.com

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Backyard Cheeseburger

½ lb. beef. Sharp cheddar, romaine, tomato, onions, mayo, mustard, sesame bun, fries

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- Slightly overcooked

- Large size

- Fulfilling

- Fresh veggies

- Warm

- Bun: soft, spongy, warm

- Fries: warm, crispy, soft inside, sharable side, lack of salt

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Dish: 3.5/5

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Dunkel Pimm’s

munich dunkel larger, pimm’s, London dry gin, lemon, cucumber

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- Amazing

- Large

- Sweet and bitter kick

- Enjoyable

- A must

- Fresh

- Refreshing

- Cold

- Light

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Drink: 5/5

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3 Shot Cocktail

tequila, lime juice & sangrita

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- They nailed it with this one.

- Smooth but strong

- Appropriate quantity

- Enjoyable

- Digestive

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Drink: 5/5

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Petite Sweets


Petite Sweets

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Service (staff):

 

- Counter service

- Young

- Quick

- Serviceable

- Detail oriented

- Knowledgeable

- Polite

- Kind

- All hands on deck

 


Ambience:

 

- Delicate

- Female crowd

- Very bright

- Glass walls

- Clean

- Small venue

- Low background music

- Small parking

- Colorful

- Calm

- Constant flow of customers

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Service: 4/5

Ambience: 3.7/5

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•Address• 2700 w alabama st | houston  tx

•Area• upper kirby

•Telf• (713) 520 - 7007

•Web• www.petitesweetshouston.com

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Chocolate Cakeballs

rich dark chocolate cake, callebaut chocolate ganache dipped in dark chocolate

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- To die for

- Mouthwatering

- Highly chocolaty

- Strong chocolate flavor

- Delightful

- Dense

- Rich

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Dish: 5/5

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Macarons

chocolate & red velvet

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Chocolate:


- Lack of chocolate flavor

- Unfresh

- Light

- Barely crunchy (outside)

- Slightly chewy inside

 

Red Velvet:


- Firm

- Highly sweet

- Unsatisfactory

- Unfinished

- Hard (inside)

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Ch: 2.7/5

RV: 1.7/5

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Mini Cupcakes

double chocolate & red velvet 

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- Spongy

- Indulgent

- Fresh

 

Double Chocolate:


- Semisweet

- Rich flavor

- Delish

- Frosting: chocolaty, smooth, sweet, pleasant, soft

 

Red Velvet:


- Very sweet but enjoyable

- Buttery

- Frosting: fresh, creamy, delicate,

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Ch: 5/5

RV: 4.3/5

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

4th Annual Sangria ThrowDown



4th Annual Sangria ThrowDown

women of wine charities

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•When• 06 | 15 | 2015

•Time• 6:30 - 8:30pm

•Where• tommie vaughn ford

908 n shepherd dr | houston tx

•Price• $65 | $100 | $45 | info online

•Info• houston's top mixologists competing for the most creative sangria | food from cyclone anaya's | prizes

•Telf• (832) 786-2084

•Web• www.wowcharities.org

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•Photo Credit• @WowCharities

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Black Hill Ranch Dinner with founder felix florez


Black Hill Ranch Dinner

with founder felix florez

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•When• tuesday 06 | 16 | 2015 | 7pm

•Where• bradley's fine diner

191 heights blv | houston tx

•Price• $95 | not including tax/gratuity

•Info• for reservations call greg lowry or jason mayes

•Telf• (832) 831 - 5939

•Web• www.OdgenHospitality.com

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•Photo Credit• @BFDHouston

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Ahh Coffee,


Ahh, Coffee!

a new houston tradition

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Service (staff):


- Counter service

- Attentive but distant

- Laid back

- Young

- Knowledgeable 



Ambience:


- New

- Perfect for reading & relaxing

- Pastry options limited

- Dark decor

- Quiet but great playlist

- Small parking

- White walls, black chairs

- Visible kitchen

- Clean

- Spacious

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Service: 4/5

Ambience: 4/5

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•Address• 2018 rusk st | houston  tx

•Area• east downtown

•Telf• (832) 968 - 3433

•Web• www.newhoustontradition.com

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Latte

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- Not hot enough

- Light flavor

- Watery

- Milky

- Large

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Dish: 2.7/5

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Chocolate Croissant 

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- Lack of chocolate

- Stale

- Cold

- Buttery

- Not flaky

- Chocolate: hard, strong dark chocolate favor, bitter kick

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Dish: 2.3/5

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Cappuccino 

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- Delicate

- Adequate size

- Mild

- Barely milky

- Foamy

- Light

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Dish: 4/5

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

B&B butchers & restaurant


B&B

butchers & restaurant

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Service (staff):


- Welcoming

- Knowledgeable

- Attentive but busy

- Slow to take our orders (at the beginning) 

- Lack of details

- Some inappropriate actions

- Kind

- Quick food delivery

- Professional appearance 

- Accommodating hostesses 



Ambience:


- New

- Upscale steakhouse

- Pricy

- Bright

- Butcher Shop

- Casual elegant dressing

- Mature adult crowd

- Low background music

- Semi visible kitchen

- Decor: bricks, iron & wood

- Simple menu

- Valet parking & self-parking available

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Service: 3.7/5

Ambience: 4.5/5

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•Address• 1814 washington av | houston  tx

•Area• sixth ward

•Telf• (713) 862 - 1814

•Web• www.bbbutchers.com

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Steak Tartare

pumpernickel bread toast point

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- Delicate

- Well-Seasoned

- Acid kick

- Soft

- Slithly Fatty 

- Enjoyable temperature

- Bread: warm, lightly sweet, thin

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Dish: 4.5/5

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Baby Iceberg Wedge

crumble blue

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- Big

- Fresh

- Crunchy lettuce

- Dressing: rich, creamy, strong, chunks of blue cheese, delicious

- Juicy tomato

- No bacon 

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Dish: 4.7/5

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Filet Mignon 10oz

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- Insipid

- Tender

- Clean

- Large

- Warm

- Buttery texture

- Lack of richness

- Disappointing since B&B is a steakhouse

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Dish: 3.3/5

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Sirloin

dry aged usda prime

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- Large

- Savorless

- Thick

- Tight 

- Fatty

- Slightly overcooked

- Averagely tender

- Disappointing since B&B is a steakhouse

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Dish: 3.3/5

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Grilled Asparagus

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- Slightly cold

- Sharable

- Large portion

- Plain

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Dish: 4/5

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Friday, June 5, 2015

MALK TEXAS


MALK TEXAS

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•What Is It•  it is an artisan almond & pecan milk company owned and operated by a family in h-town & atx

•Where To Find It• wholefoods market | wheatsville food co-op | Green Grocer

•Price• vary

•Info• no additives, preservatives, gums or fillers in it | it is made with 5 ingredients or less | organic ingredients

•Web• www.malkorganics.com

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Lawless spirits & kitchen


Lawless

spirits & kitchen

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Service (staff):


- Welcoming but lacking attention to details 

- Young

- Polite

- Approachable 

- Quick

- Manager visited the tables



Ambience:


- New

- Dim (inside)

- Terrace: city view, comfortable seating 

- Sober

- Business Casual

- Low background music

- Easy menu

- Valet and self-parking available

- Rustic & dark decor

- Hidden entrance

- Young professionals 

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Service: 4.3/5

Ambience: 4/5

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•Address• 909 texas av | houston  tx

•Area• downtown

•Telf• (281) 823 - 8600

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Brisket Pot Stickers

served with a duo of dipping sauces, housemade soy lime dressing & creamy sriracha dip

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- Overpriced 

- Undercooked

- Spicy

- Hard

- Slightly cold

- Easy to share

- Filling: plenty of it | spicy | juicy | tasty

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Dish: 2/5

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Korean Chicken Tacos

crispy taco shells with shredded chicken in spicy bulgogi sauce, with cucumber pico de gallo

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- Two tacos

- Crispy but cold

- Spicy and sweet kick

- Fresh veggies

- Lack of sauce

- Meat: plenty of it | juicy

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Dish: 3/5

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Flatbread Bianca

creamy white cheese, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, crushed red pepper & parmesan cheese

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- Warm

- Spicy kick but tasteless 

- Cheesy

- Lack of prosciutto

- Medium size

- Easy to share

- Dough: heavy, dry, crunchy crust

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Dish: 2.3/5

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